Jan. 23 2013
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in REO Town, and it looks more like 1923 than 2013. Dozens of construction workers in fluorescent green jackets are heading toward their cars, filtering out from a massive,...
Inconclusive data still pits Lansing police against civil liberties advocates over surveillance cameras after first homicide of the year
Jan. 16 2013
Lansing's first homicide of 2013 in plain view of one of the city's surveillance cameras has renewed criticism of their effectiveness. These types of crimes aren't supposed to happen in front of these...
Jan. 16 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It's easy to ignore small commercial and residential structures, otherwise known as background buildings. This home on the northwest side of Lansing is...
Declining advertising, circulation leading to 'great upheaval' in college newspaper publishing. How is The State News faring?
Jan. 16 2013
Twenty years ago, the letterhead on the stationery of The State News said it had a circulation of 38,000. Today, the campus newspaper at Michigan State University publishes 18,500 copies
Petition signatures are piling up against merging Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities
Jan. 16 2013
Opponents of a proposal to merge Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities say they've collected about 300 petition signatures against the idea in the past month
Jan. 16 2013
How do we build the new Michigan economy? The answer to this question is our most important political debate for 2013. After riding on the automobile-driven wave that was our 20th-century key to prosperity,...
In the wake of the Newtown shooting, City Pulse visits 10 local elementary schools — and finds they're easily accessible
Jan. 16 2013
Nearly 400 students listened as a voice came over the intercom at Murphy Elementary School in Haslett on Friday afternoon
Capital Gateway project at a standstill until drain commissioner makes plans, but he says he's waiting on Bernero
Jan. 9 2013
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann said the proposed Capital Gateway project at the old Red Cedar Golf Course has been delayed three or four months because Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has yet...
Jan. 9 2013
You just know something high-tech is going on inside this building. This week's feature — home to, mid-Michigan's largest independent phone and Internet provider — is a cool cube of...
After being elected president of the Lansing City Council, is Carol Wood content as a City Council member?
Jan. 9 2013
Carol Wood moved two seats to her left on the City Council dais after being elected president last week by her colleagues. But she's still keeping an eye on another seat, one that's a floor below her Council...
Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's state rep campaign owes the state for not filing finance report
Jan. 9 2013
The state has fined Lansing City Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's campaign committee $1,000 for not filing a finance report after she was defeated in the August Democratic primary for state representative...
Newly elected treasurer wants to form a land bank in Eaton County
Jan. 9 2013
Bob Robinson has a plan for the rising number of tax-foreclosed properties in Eaton County. Robinson, the newly elected Democratic treasurer there, is looking to do what Ingham and 32 other Michigan counties...
Jan. 9 2013
Just when you thought Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature's 2011 mojo petered out in 2012, out pops right to work, the phase-out of the Personal Property Tax, the long-sought regional transit...
Ingham County's up-and-coming political leaders
Jan. 9 2013
There's a new generation starting to take over the reigns of government in Ingham County. The 2012 election brought in a new wave of political leaders
Advocates say the new bill package affecting medical marijuana patients approved during lame duck is mostly negative or innocuous
Jan. 2 2013
Last month's legislative lame-duck session changed Michigan law on a variety of fronts — the most headline-worthy being right wing power grabs (see: right to work; emergency managers; abortion rights)
Jan. 2 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Did you know that porches — the commonplace, wood-frame, open-air versions like this one on North Jenison Avenue — are uniquely North American?
Who's in to challenge Lansing City Council incumbents in 2013? And who will preside over the Council next year?
Dec. 26 2012
The three Lansing City Council members seen as reliable support for Mayor Virg Bernero all have at least preliminary opposition to their re-election bids in 2013. Defeats could further endanger Bernero’s...
Dec. 26 2012
Even in the daytime it's hard to miss this gem facing Harrison Road in East Lansing's Glencairn neighborhood. But in the spirit of the holidays, we set out to find some of the best exterior lighting we...
A study of 96 classrooms in the Lansing School District
Dec. 26 2012
Lansing School District teachers are creating positive relationships and classroom environments for their students, but their teaching techniques could use improvement, according to results of a recent...
Dec. 26 2012
The National Rifle Association claims to be the largest pro-hunting organization in the world. But as a hunter, the NRA couldn't represent me less. And as a human being, I object to being associated with...